UOP provide technology propylene facility in US Gulf Coast

UOP to provide technology to propylene facility in US Gulf Coast

7:27 AM, 17th May 2013
UOP to provide technology to propylene facility in US Gulf Coast

 

DES PLAINES, US: UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology for the world’s largest on-purpose propylene production facility, located on the US Gulf Coast. Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as nylon, films and packaging.

Ascend will install the Oleflex technology at a facility on the US Gulf Coast to produce more than 1 million metric tonne of propylene per year beginning in 2015. In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell’s UOP will supply engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents and selected equipment for the project.

“Global propylene demand is growing at about 4 - 5 per cent per year. The US is seeing an increase in on-purpose propylene production because of the abundance of low-cost propane from shale gas. Compared with competing propane dehydrogenation processes, UOP Oleflex technology provides the lowest cash cost of production, the highest return on investment and the smallest environmental footprint,” said Pete Piotrowski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Process Technology and Equipment business unit, UOP.

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